'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait, local reports say

Mar 1, 2015

'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait, local reports say

Kuwaiti authorities are monitoring several relatives of “Jihadi John,” the masked knife-wielding extremist seen in execution videos released by the Islamic State group. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi live and work in the Gulf emirate where he was born, press reports said ...

'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

Mar 1, 2015

'Jihadi John' contemplated suicide in 2010: report

The London man believed to be Islamic State group executioner “Jihadi John” told a journalist four years ago that surveillance by British security services had left him contemplating suicide, reports said Saturday. Mohammed Emwazi, named by media and experts as the militant thought to ...

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine; U.S. angry at Russia's 'lies'

Feb 26, 2015

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine; U.S. angry at Russia's 'lies'

A U.N.-backed cease-fire showed signs of taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, but tensions remained high after the U.S. accused Russia of “lies” and Britain ordered a small troop deployment to train Kiev’s forces. Russia in turn has warned it could within days cut ...

EU extremely wary about Ukraine peace deal, cease-fire

Feb 13, 2015

EU extremely wary about Ukraine peace deal, cease-fire

European Union leaders expressed caution Thursday about the peace deal hammered out for eastern Ukraine, saying the cease-fire must be respected before any scaling back of sanctions against Moscow can be considered. “It will be very important for us to continue to keep up ...

World leaders unite in condemning 'heinous' killing of Goto

Feb 1, 2015

World leaders unite in condemning 'heinous' killing of Goto

World leaders condemned the killing of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading. “The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL,” U.S. President Barack Obama ...

Jan 26, 2015

Hoax call put through to British prime minister

A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain’s electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert ...

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

Jan 23, 2015

U.K. devolves new powers to Scotland

The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland on Thursday, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges. The draft bill, to be enacted after a general election on May 7, will ...

Jan 11, 2015

Cameron's Conservatives vow tough new U.K. strike laws

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party says it will introduce tough strike laws for some public service workers if it wins the general election in May, prompting anger from unions that called the proposals an affront to democracy. Under the Conservatives’ plans announced ...